The biggest, most treasured green space in the city is a lovely place for the whole family to spend a day. The park dates back to the 1880s and covers 75 hectares (190 acres) of manicured lawn, Garry oak trees, and flower gardens that stretch from Southgate Street to Dallas Road, and Douglas Street to Cook Street. It features a children’s farm with petting zoo and daily goat stampede, as well as an aviary, tennis courts, lawn-bowling green, putting green, cricket pitch, wading pool, playground, and the world’s tallest totem pole. The summit of Beacon Hill offers great views of the Strait of Georgia, Haro Strait, and Washington’s Olympic Mountains. The Trans-Canada Highway’s “Mile 0” marker stands at the edge of the park on Dallas Road.
- Frommer's Staff